The bloodshed comes as the Taliban and government negotiators engage in peace talks to end the nearly two-decade war.
The co-founders of German nutritional drink start-up YFood explain why they rely on each other.
Can Tom Brady keep the momentum going? Is Seattle’s defense good again? Can anyone beat the Chiefs?
Commercial landlords in Hong Kong are allotting more space and leases for pop-up events in an effort to diversify their tenant mix and to keep foot traffic going at a time of much reduced retail spending in the city.Qi Feng Capital, which owns the “Ginza style” V-Point building in Causeway Bay, for instance, is planning an event that will bring together eight to 10 streetwear brands and collectors next month, after the success of a similar event in November last year.“In about five weeks, those…
The island nation of Palau says an oil tanker that recently loaded Venezuelan crude was using a false signal to disguise its identity, potentially putting the nation in the crosshairs of US sanctions.Palau is asking Venezuela to investigate the vessel that claimed last month to be the Ndros.The Ndros was a Palau-flagged ship that was scrapped in Pakistan in 2018, and so could not be the vessel that appeared in December off the coast of Venezuela, according to a letter dated December 16 that the…
The charges were introduced in the civil war and have rarely been used since. The last man to be convicted of sedition plotted to blow up the World Trade Centre.
Many people who depend on the Earned Income Tax Credit may not realize that they now can use wages from 2020 or 2019 to calculate the credit.
These are all the recipes you need to transport yourself to a Middle Eastern summer day on the beach.
The Lakers finish their three-game trip with a 128-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
The bulk of the inclement weather will be contained to this morning, the weather service said.
Hundreds of thousands of insured businesses will be paid for lost earnings after the coronavirus lockdowns forced them to close, ending a long-running battle with insurance companies.
Higgs’ execution was the third in four days, after the administration executed Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, on Wednesday and Corey Johnson on Thursday.
A new series is being released following Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín during gruelling medical interventions, recovery programmes and his comeback from a devastating injury – including never-before-seen footage of the club’s 2019-20 FA Cup triumph. The fly-on-the-wall docu-series, The Unseen Journey – which follows the 25-year-old from the inner sanctum of surgical theatres to his family home in Barcelona – will be released by Hifen Studios Continue reading...
Diversity in storytelling — real diversity — does not necessarily mean whole cultures need only be shown in ethereal light, but depicted in all shades, writes Shinan Govani. After all, nobody ever asked ‘Survivor’ villain Richard Hatch to represent all white people.
Enjoy the homely delights of this pilaf-like rice dish from the American South
Hoppin’ John is traditionally eaten in the southern states of the US, and comprises rice and black-eyed beans cooked together, much like a pilau, and served with collard greens. Eating it on New Year’s Day is said to bring luck and prosperity – the beans represent coins, the greens dollar bills – and although we’re long past that, it could certainly save you money, because it’s a wildly economical meal. My recipe is a broad interpretation of the original: I’ve cooked the greens with the rice and thrown in an old family favourite ingredient, Tabasco. The result is a gentle, soothing, belly-warming dish with a small vinegar kick to it. Continue reading...
In the Russian city of Novovoronezh, a poorly designed statue was so widely loathed that officials had it dismantled -- but not before it became a joke on social media. In other cities, some residents wish their own local monuments would meet the same fate.
How my younger, 1985 self and my son both came to my rescue
At the beginning of this millennium, experts and analysts had written reams about how the balance of power and trade was shifting from the West to the East. China and India were seen as propelling this, and the two countries were spoken in the same breath as future powerhouses that will be pivotal in a new economic order.By then, China had firmly established itself as the factory of the world, whereas India was moving up as a provider of back-end services as multinationals outsourced their…
Toward the end of World War II a suicide wave swept the areas of Germany occupied by the Red Army. Florian Huber’s new book blames the influence of Nazi anti-Bolshevik propaganda and the mass rapes by Russian soldiers
Credit Suisse said on Monday it had opened a branch in Riyadh to offer wealthy Saudi Arabian clients a greater range of financial services, afterobtaining a local banking license in 2019.For all the
The Michigan Strategic Fund board on Thursday approved $55 million in grants for small businesses, part of a broader COVID-19 relief bill.
The chaos of the last two weeks offers an opportunity to rethink the role of technology in our lives.
Oil prices were steady on Thursday after hitting fresh 11-month highs on a fall in US stockpiles and in the wake of a pledge by Saudi Arabia to cut output by more than expected.For more coronavirus
The U.S. decision was made in “the death throes of a failed and corrupt administration,” Cuba’s president said. For Cubans, the change in administrations in Washington can’t come soon enough.
Nathan Evans’s viral TikTok covers have sparked a huge surge in interest in the formerly neglected genre, making him an overnight sensation
It is no exaggeration to say that sea shanties have changed Nathan Evans’s life. The 26-year-old postman from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, has become a phenomenon online thanks to the driving, rhythmic a cappella music.
The sea shanty genre has unexpectedly broken into the mainstream, having become something of a global online obsession over recent weeks, mostly driven by the duet feature on the video-sharing social media app TikTok. Continue reading...
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported at 11:18 a.m. Thursday in Concord, Calif., according to the USGS.
Move comes after Riyadh announced a breakthrough U.S.-backed deal to end the row with Doha and strengthen an Arab alliance against Iran
Australia’s competition regulator has warned that planned laws to make the country the first in the world to force Google and Facebook to payfor news content were likely just the start of more
The ugly infection that has always sapped America’s strength burst to the surface last week. Simply bandaging it will be a mistake.
Moscow has said it plans to withdraw from the arms control and verification treaty in the coming days, following the departure of the US from the treaty.
The number of COVID-19 symptoms have expanded and continued to increase since the outbreak of the deadly virus over 9 months ago. While the bid to contain the spread of the virus continues to rage on, new and unusual symptoms have come to the surface and wreak havoc in the public domain.
Lake Gölcük is one of the most scenic sights in the northwestern region of Turkey. (AA Photo)
Seoul Robotics and Intel’s Mobileye among firms at CES 2021 with new 3-D technology to support autonomous cars and smarter big cities.
Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis
The planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven’t grasped the urgency of the biodiversity and climate crises.
The 17 experts, including Prof Paul Ehrlich from Stanford University, author of The Population Bomb, and scientists from Mexico, Australia and the US, say the planet is in a much worse state than most people – even scientists – understood. Continue reading...